Monthly Archives: July 2014

New The Penguins Of Madagascar Screencaps

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Benedict Cumberbatch Hamlet to have 100 £10 tickets per performance

Benedict CumberbatchTicket prices for the hotly anticipated production have been released, with more information about the £10 tickets to be announced in 2015

The highly anticipated production of Hamlet at the Barbican next year starring Benedict Cumberbatch will have 100 seats per performance priced at £10.

More information on these seats will be released “in 2015”, according to the Barbican’s dedicated microsite for the production.

The majority of tickets will be priced between £30 and £62.50, before booking fees, with a limited number of premium seats also available.

As previously reported, the Barbican is taking measures to ensure that tickets aren’t resold at inflated prices by limiting purchases to six per household and requiring photo ID on collection.

Tickets go onsale to ‘red’ members this Friday, 1 August, at 10am and ‘orange’ members on 4 August. General release is 11 August, and the venue will set up extra servers to cope with expected demand.

Hamlet is directed by Lyndsey Turner and runs from 6 August to 31 October 2015. Further casting is still to be announced.


Penguins of Madagascar Gets First Poster & Clip!

I can’t put into words how excited I am for this flick. I have a penchant for the side-stories in these movies, whether it’s the Minions in Despicable Me, Skrat in Ice Age, or the Penguins of Madagascar, I love them all and want every one of them to have their own movie, the former two I’ll have to wait for, but the Penguins, they’re getting their own movie, if you haven’t already heard. To hype the release some more, Twentieth Century Fox has released a new clip and the first poster for the movie!

Those dastardly bunch of penguins are back and this time, they’re getting up to no good in their own spy thriller. Featuring Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private, the flightless quartet are brought into the services of the North Wind a super secret animal task force dedicated to helping animals who can’t help themselves. Headed by a wolf named Classified, voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, the team must prevent Dr. Octavius Brine from taking over the world.

Penguins of Madagascar is set to land in cinemas on December 5 and will star the voices of Director Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, John DiMaggio, Christopher Knights, Benedict Cumberbatch, and John Malkovich. Here’s the first official poster for the movie, and above you can see the first clip entitled, “North Wind Headqarters.”



Comic-Con: Benedict Cumberbatch rules social media on day 1

Benedict Cumberbatch – who else? – ruled Comic-Con on opening day Thursday with 22,254 mentions on social media, according to research compiled by Way To Blue.

The British star’s maiden appearance at the San Diego jamboree to talk up DreamWorks Animation’s Penguins Of Madagascar delivered the biggest response for an individual celebrity of the day.

However the biggest hit for anything on Thursday came from Teen Wolf, which generated 72,582 mentions and 10,982 messages of intent-to-view.

After that came Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on a hefty 23,781, translating into 3,925 intent-to-view messages.


SDCC 2014: Benedict Cumberbatch Poses With LEGO Dragon Smaug

The Hobbit Benedict Cumberbatch Smaug motion-capture split screen

This week, actor and fan favorite Benedict Cumberbatch made his first appearance at the Geek mecca San Diego Comic-Con, where he took part in panels for two of his upcoming films: the DreamWorks animated movie, Penguins of Madagascar, where he voices a wolf, and of course,The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, where does the voice and motion-capture performance for two characters – the Necromancer and the dragon Smaug.

Along with speaking on panels, Cumberbatch also stopped to pose with the LEGO dragon Smaug at the WB booth. Check out photos here below of the actor standing with the LEGO creation, which was made out of 83,433 LEGO bricks. Also below are photos from his various panel appearances that we attended, as well as some photos courtesy of the actor at the WB booth.

THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES star Benedict Cumberbatch poses alongside the LEGO Dragon Smaug in the Warner Bros. booth during SDCC 2014

THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES star Benedict Cumberbatch with LEGO Dragon Smaug in the Warner Bros. booth at SDCC 2014.The Hobbit dragon Smaug made out of 83,433 LEGO bricks San Diego Comic-Con 2014


Benedict Cumberbatch joins his co-stars at Comic-Con to screen trailer for The Hobbit

 Robert Downey Jr, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo and Chris Hemsworth all revive their Marvel characters in Avengers: Age of Ultron

IN one of Comic-Con’s most anticipated presentations Benedict Cumberbatch and his co-stars showcased the anticipated trailer of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five.

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Joining Benedict on the panel was his cast members including Orlando Bloom, Cate Banchett, Elijah Wood, Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans and Lee Pace

The preview screening of the final installment of “The Hobbit trilogy” conjured up an audience of 6,500 attendees at Hall H in the San Diego Convention Centre over the weekend.

The exclusive snippet showed royal elf Galadriel played by Blanchett kissing the forehead of Sir Ian Mckellen’s wizard character Gandalf, while being surrounded by legions of elves and orcs gearing up for battle.

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Benedict’s Bond inspiration

Benedict's Bond inspiration

Benedict Cumberbatch enjoyed putting on a James Bond voice for his new movie.

Benedict Cumberbatch’s Penguins of Madagascar character is very James Bond like, but also “chaotic and useless”.

The 38-year-old actor voices high-ranking animal CIA agent pooch known as Classified in the upcoming animated movie, a spin-off from the popular Madagascar franchise. His alter ego’s job for organisation ‘North Wind’ is to protect the penguins and help them stop villain Dr. Octavius Brine from taking over the world.

Benedict was thrilled to offer his vocals for the role and channelled his British roots for the part.

“I kept it English, kept it near to my voice and I hope a lot more pomposity than I know I have in my waking hours and non-working hours. But [Classified is] very professional, he’s in control of it,” he explained to British TV show Lorraine. “He’s got a wonderful kit and knows how to seduce and control and plan – he’s all the things that Bond should be but he’s also incredibly frustrated, chaotic, useless and in desperate need of help from penguins… The penguins from the first two films are just winning characters and it’s great to have them front and centre.”

There was a certain 007 star Benedict was influenced while voicing the dog – star of The Living Daylights and License to Kill, Timothy Dalton.

“A bit of Timothy Dalton in the voice, I recognise it, which I didn’t intentionally do but I just heard a little bit of ‘Get into the car’, serious Bond,” Benedict mused. “But there’s no hmmm Roger Moore, there’s no Daniel [Craig] and there’s no (puts on Scottish accent) Sean Connery.”

Benedict was speaking from Comic-Con in San Diego, where he attended this weekend for the first time ever. Also in attendance at the event was Cate Blanchett, who spoke about reprising her role as elf Galadriel in The Hobbit franchise following the success of The Lord of the Rings.

“So much has happened to us all, personally and professionally, since the first time round and then to step back on set, in a way you never thought,” she smiled. “I never, never thought I’d get a proper chance to play that character again. The same wig, slightly more aerodynamic ears, but the same character relationships.”


Benedict Cumberbatch At Comic Con: Everyone Wanted A Piece Of ‘Sherlock’ In San Diego; See Celebrities’ Selfies With The Award-Winning Actor


Last week’s appearance in San Diego was the first time fans saw Benedict Cumberbatch at Comic Con. He joined his cast members from “The Hobbit” and answered questions about his future movie projects . He even addressed (and toyed with) recent rumors about his supposed casting as Doctor Strange.

The “Sherlock” star has been a very hot issue in Hollywood recently, gaining so much love because of his acting talent and good looks. His fans not only include the general public. He has also gained popularity from fellow celebrities.

Several actors, hosts, and personalities in the TV and film industries were more than eager to take a selfie or two with the “12 Years A Slave” actor at Comic Con.

Aside from his “The Hobbits” co-stars, Cumberbatch got a photo op with Hollywod legend John Malcovich, “Arrow’s” Stephen Amell, Paul Blackthorne, and John Barrowman, as well as “Talking Dead” host Chris Hardwick and MTV’s Josh Harowitz.


In good company: Benedict Cumberbatch dines out with pals at Venice restaurant

He was last seen in the company of a life-size penguin at the San Diego Comic-Con, where he was on hand to promote his forthcoming animated feature Penguins of Madagascar.

Stepping out on Sunday evening, Benedict Cumberbatch was in better looking company as he dined out in Los Angeles with pals.

The 38-year-old actor was joined by a young couple for an appearance at Venice restaurant Gjelinas, where they enjoyed a slap-up meal before a female friend accompanied him for the journey home.

Night out: Benedict Cumberbatch steps out with two pals for an evening at Los Angeles restaurant Gjelinas on Sunday evening

The Sherlock star was dining out after making an appearance at Comic-Con with John Malkovich to promote their forthcoming animated feature – the follow-up to 2012’s Madagascar 3.

They revealed they’d only just met one day earlier. Each did their voice-recording sessions alone in a sound booth while making the film.

 They're off: Benedict heads home with a female pal after a night out at the popular Venice restaurant

I was really gutted about that, because I was really looking forward to working with the penguins and John,’ said Cumberbatch, who drew swoony screams from the audience every time he spoke at the Comic-Con event.

‘That’s the hardest thing: You don’t have the usual camaraderie which you do in most other mediums.’

He called Malkovich ‘a legend of acting’ and an ‘extraordinarily brilliant man.’

 Popular: Benedoct is currently promoting new film Penguins of Madagascar

Cumberbatch plays a wolf in the film — a super spy who runs an organization called the North Wind, which protects animal welfare. The ‘Sherlock’ star joked that he went undercover to prepare for the role.

‘I worked in Yellowstone Park as a wolf for a while,’ he said. “It got a bit hairy when, no pun intended, when I became the alpha male.”

Malkovich plays the villain, an evil scientist octopus named Dave, whom he said looks like his youngest sister.

Here we go: The actor attended Comic-Con on Thursday, where he posed with one of the characters from his new filmSide by side: He poses for a shot with co-star John Malkovich


Benedict Cumberbatch, Colin Firth and Zachary Quinto talk Comic Con

Benedict At Comic Con


Benedict Interview With Loraine For The Penguins Of Madagascar

The Hobbit Cast Interviewed at Comic Con

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Benedict Cumberbatch on Smaug and playing a Bond-like wolf in ‘Penguins of Madagascar’

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Benedict Cumberbatch talks Sherlock, ‘Penguins’ at Comic-Con 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Behind the Scenes

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – “Smaug Will Be A Killing Machine”

The Hobbit Fan Fellowship Contest

From Peter Jackson, via his Facebook page: As a big ‘thank you’ for your amazing support over the years, all of us who have worked on The Hobbit and The Lord Rings trilogies want to give you the chance to come and see the place they were made for yourself. We invite you to enter for the chance to visit my hometown of Wellington, New Zealand and to watch the first official screening of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies with me. You can find out more, and register for updates, at Hope to see you here! Cheers!

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Trailer

More Benedict & Hobbit Cast At Comic Con pics…

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Random Benedict Comic Con Images

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Benedict Cumberbatch on learning mo-cap from Andy Serkis in ‘The Hobbit’


My friend Julie met Benedict today. She literally ran a block to catch up to his car and got in the middle lane while they were at a red light.
Her side of the story:: He just rolled up next to where I was on the sidewalk. I looked over, eyes popped out of my head and I said “Hi!” He said “Hi!” And rolled away down the street. I said “I’m gonna chase him.” And I did!
I need to stop asking myself for permission before I do stuff! He said “you’re going to get yourself run over!” I said “I don’t care!”

Dangerous behaviour!


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